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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips-'Ellis Red' LC 101 Review and lip swatches

A few months back I posted about my meeting with Ellis Faas,Celebrity Makeup Artist who has worked with the world's most pre-eminent fashion designers, photographers, stylists, hairdressers and models & has been featured in top magazines in the world. Ellis has worked for make-up brands, such as Clinique, Lancôme and MAC Cosmetics – and she was asked by L'Oréal to create a make-up line for their skin care brand, Biotherm.

Ellis decided to put her insight and technical expertise to use while creating her own makeup brand-'Ellis Faas'.Today I'm reviewing a beautiful lipstick from Ellis's range its called Ellis Faas Creamy lips.
It is a long-wear lipstick that provides pure colour, and a shiny finish that lasts overtime. It gives superior comfort both in application and on lips. Plumping actives improve hydration and smooth your lips.

Ellis Red a.k.a. LC 101 is a rich sumptuous color,this blood red lipstick transcends age and color and is universally flattering. This is a retro shade and an Ellis Faas cult classic.Its “Human Colour” and therefore suitable for each skin tone, age or style.


For classic definition: the texture of this highly pigmented, covering lipstick gives great definition to your lips, both as a fully covering shade, but also as a mere stain. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS - Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Candelilla Wax, Prune Seed Extract.


It has No scent. No taste. No parabens. No animal testing.



How to apply-Use Creamy Lips with the spongy applicator first by painting the lips with just a small amount of lipstick, then fully load the applicator to fill inside of the lips. Creamy Lips is also great for a more stained effect: just load a tiny bit of the lipstick onto the applicator, apply and blot for a matte stain.

The Packaging

The most distinctive aspect of the Ellis Faas line of makeup is the packaging.Ellis felt the vast variety of packaging in different shapes and sizes meant inconvenience for both the MUAs and the end consumers.She wanted a very sleek & compact casing for her makeup items.

Ellis's concept behind the unique and iconic bullet shaped packaging for almost all her products was militaristic designs.The concept was converted in to bullet shaped pen packaging by Industrial designer Arnout Visser.

The lipstick comes in a twist up packaging and a sponge tipped applicator.You need 8-10 twists to dispense the product the first time, for every subsequent use only one single twist yields enough product to cover lips easily.

The packaging is functional and very classy, yet the odd numbering system mean hunting for your shade on the go becomes tricky. Also the metal tube means you cant make out just how much product remains in the tube.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Octyldodecanol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Candelilla Cera, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide. +/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), Red 7, CI 15850 (Red 6/Red 7 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 22 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake)


Hand swatch on NC 45 skin.The shade remains as rich and intense even after hours of wear and the color is exceptionally long wearing for a liquid lipstick. I easily get 4-5 hours of wear time with creamy lips,it also hydrates my lips quite well and leaves them soft and supple even without a lip balm underneath.



Priced at Rs 1875/- (with free International shipping to India) for 2.8 Ml of lipstick. The shelf life of the lipstick is 24 months. 

It does cost a lot, but if you are bored with run of the mill lipsticks and are looking for something very sophisticate and classy, its truly worth the price.
 



Overall Thoughts- Ellis Faas creamy lips is an indulgence, the shade Ellis red is a
timeless classic which  harks back to the 1950's glam Hollywood pin up girls. It will be still as iconic even in 2050's

Its not a question of whether you should get it, its a question of how soon should you get it.This, my dear Girls is worth saving up for! Highly recommend it!

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11 comments:

  1. Yikes! Definitely a luxury buy and way out of my financial league hahaha but but but what a gorgeous lippie ! And your swatches make it all the more desirable! <3

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  2. Hey Pooja, this is a very pretty red...I could not amke it to ellis faas event in delhi..else I guess we would have been able to meet..:-)

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  3. this shade is intoxicatingly rich!!! beautiful lotd!

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  4. goshhh... a blood red color... hand swatch scared me as if blood.. and lip swatch just turned out to be tempting.. :-P

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  5. Love the review ! Very helpful :D
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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  7. Wow LOVE this shade!! It would look gorgeous for a night-out :)

    -Adi (youreashoe.blogspot.in)

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  8. The colour is gorgeous! It's really good to have you and ur stunning lip swatches back :)

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  9. I have been wanting to buy some Creamy and Milky Lips from Ellis Faas - in how many days did you get your parcel?

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